Industrial/workplace relations, collective bargaining, works councils

Australia: Fair Work Amendment (Repeal Four Yearly Review and other Measures) Bill 2017 passes

Late on Wednesday 5 December 2018, the Fair Work Amendment (Repeal Four Yearly Review and Other Measures) Bill 2017 (Bill) was passed by both houses of Parliament The Bill received royal assent on 11 December 2018 creating a Commencement Date … Continue reading

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Australia: Victorian State Election update: Labor is re-elected for a second term – what does this mean for industrial relations in Victoria over the next four years?

The Victorian state election on Saturday 24 November 2018 was characterised by large swings, with the Liberal party losing several previously safe seats and Premier Daniel Andrews successfully leading the ALP to a clear victory, having significantly increased its majority. … Continue reading

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South Korea: Labour Management Councils

The Act On The Promotion Of Worker Participation and Cooperation (“Act”) requires that companies and their employees consult with each other in order to promote a harmonious work environment by establishing Labour Management Councils (“LMC”). This article examines what this … Continue reading

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France: changes to French Works Councils requirements

As a reminder, following the Macron Reforms of 22 September 2017, all companies with 11 or more employees must put in place a Social and Economic Committee (a “CSE”) by 31 December 2019. This means that: companies with between 11-49 … Continue reading

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UK: revised corporate governance code

The FRC has published a new version of the UK Corporate Governance Code applicable to accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019. The changes include a requirement to have a board-monitored whistleblowing mechanism and a mechanism for workforce … Continue reading

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UK: dismissal of trade union representative for misuse of confidential information automatically unfair

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the protection against unfair dismissal for taking part in trade union activities should be interpreted broadly and will not necessarily fall away where the activity involves misconduct. In Morris v Metrolink a trade … Continue reading

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Australia: Latest Data on Enterprise Bargaining Wages Trends – December 2017 quarter

The ‘Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining’ report for October-December 2017 was released by the Department of Jobs and Small Business in the first week of May 2018. If you have enterprise agreement negotiations coming up in 2018, this data may … Continue reading

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Australia: Bargaining under the Fair Work Act – our 2018 edition

This week we launch the 2018 edition of Bargaining under the Fair Work Act and highlight findings from our recent Australian bargaining survey. Click here to discover more.

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Australia: Queensland notifies Labour Hire Licensing Regulation

The Labour Hire Licensing Regulation 2018 (Qld) was notified Friday, 6 April 2018. Key matters addressed in the Regulation are: exclusions from the scheme established in the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (Qld); and detail of the operational requirements of … Continue reading

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Australia: Petroleum and gas industry faces changes

In anticipation of amendments to the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 (Qld) (Act), companies covered by the Act should begin turning their minds to current appointments and potential changes they may wish to implement, particularly taking into … Continue reading

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